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A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23, 2018. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie


Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson

A cool song about pancakes. I had some today (McDonald's delivery!) and thought of this song....and it is the weekend now too!

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Comment by ddeubel on May 1, 2009 at 2:30am
A great lesson to go with this song is - How to make pancakes.

Show students this video. then TPR the "how to" until you've made and eaten the pancakes!
Next, students write down all the steps, brainstorm in groups or do as a class.
Finally, they practice telling others how to make pancakes!

Don't forget to order/bring in some pancakes! Bonus marks if you use real Canadian maple syrup!


Comment by ddeubel on May 1, 2009 at 2:32am
Here's a true karaoke style version for the song....

Comment by Ellen Pham on May 1, 2009 at 5:53am
That will make a good pancake! Cute song, too : )
Comment by Ellen Pham on July 16, 2009 at 5:11pm
Now David, here is a cute lesson ready for a recipe card... but how to convince someone of its obvious merits without showing them the video? How about allowing the object tag too?

Well, you know best!

Comment by ddeubel on July 17, 2009 at 1:01pm

I've been mulling that over but I really think it important to keep it about "ideas" and not content. Like a recipe card, very simple and just the core of an idea. .... but I'm still thinking and refining. Been working on the site today and should move it over to its proper domain - next week. I'll then begin seeding lots of ideas from here and the MANY lists that until now are hit or miss to teachers...that's the reason to do this and get it tagged and web 2.0.

Man, I love this song. So relaxing!
Comment by Ellen Pham on July 17, 2009 at 7:33pm
aww, not teacherswithoutclass? :D
Comment by Ellen Pham on July 17, 2009 at 11:02pm

Comment by ddeubel on July 18, 2009 at 2:27am
You like that domain name? I guess I'm just too traditional :) . Plus, I want teachers to find it...

stay tuned and I hope you're happy to know that I'm no proficient in opening a banana. And to think all these years I did it backwards! God, I feel like my life has been a waste!


Comment by ddeubel on January 25, 2011 at 10:58pm

Comment by ddeubel on July 5, 2017 at 6:36pm

There is a cool book on Gif Lingua about pancakes. Students read to learn how to make them. Also study the vocabulary. 

Find attached a nice lesson for both the Banana Pancake song and also watching a video and listing the steps to make pancakes. 

This bookis similar with materials for registered teachers - how to make a PJ Sandwich. 

How to make pancakes

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